Options for Older Kids

Looking for something different for your child to do this summer? Send them to an academic summer program at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, NJ. The Early College Preparation Programs at NJIT’s Center for Pre-College Programs offers a series of summer programs for academically talented students from post-fourth to post-eleventh grades. The programs are designed to encourage students to pursue and successfully complete education in science, mathematics, engineering and technological fields.

For more information on the Early College Preparation Programs 2009 offerings please visit www.njit.edu/precollege.

Click on the link for “Student Programs”.

Download brochure here. 2009 NJIT brochure-early college prep

Hoboken Dance Academy
BROADWAY Audition Intensive Workshop
August 4th through the 13th
Instructors from Broadway’s: Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, The Who’s Tommy, Mamma Mia, The Pirate Queen and High School Musical.

Join us for a 2 week audition intensive. Learn how to become a working musical theater actor from Broadway Professionals. The 2 week intensive will cover:

* Song Presentation
* Vocal Technique
* Original Broadway Choreography
* Scene Study
* Mock audition run exactly like a professional audition (Parents invited)
* Special Guest Artist from Current Broadway Show Question and Answer session (Parents Invited)

Students will be accompanied by a pianist. Sheet music must be brought to first class and song memorized.

The 2 week intensive is 3 hours each day and will be held August 4-13.

Tuesday 1:30-4:30, Wednesday 1:00-4:00 and Thursday 1:00-4:00

Tuition for the 2 week intensive is $500.00. $250.00 due upon registration. $250.00 due on the first class. Class size is limited. Ages 8 and up. There are no make-up classes.

Please pack healthy light snack for your child.

DON BREWER recently conclude a successful run starring in the Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia. He was a member of the final Broadway cast of Les Miserables, and was recently an original cast member of the new Broadway musical ‘The Pirate Queen’. His Broadway National Tour appearances include The Who’s Tommy, and The Will Roger’s Follies starring Mr. Larry Gatlin. Regionally, he is best known for his highly acclaimed portrayal of Joseph in Tarrytown’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream-coat.

LISA CAPPS is the only woman ever to perform all three leading ladies in the Broadway and National Touring Companies of Les Miserables: Eponine, Cosette and Fantine. She starred opposite Lea Salonga in the Philippine premiere of Miss Saigon (as Ellen) , and also appeared as Mrs. Walker in two National Touring Companies of The Who’s Tommy. TV audiences best remember Lisa as ‘Debbie’ on the hit ABC series Growing Pains.

KATE WRAY grew up in Gloucestershire, England, and trained at the Royal Ballet School in London, where she received the Teachers’ Training Course diploma, graduating in 1993. Along with her diploma, she received her teaching certifications for Cecchetti Technique and National Dance, both awarded with distinction, as well as for the Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus, Character, and Spanish Dance. Kate was a ballet instructor at schools in Gloucester and London before becoming an original cast member of the Basel, Switzerland production of The Phantom of the Opera. She spent two years in Basel, and then returned to London to join the West End production of Phantom. After getting married in 1998 and moving to New York, she joined her husband as a cast member of the Broadway Phantom, and then went on to play the principal role of Meg for four and a half years on the National Tour of Phantom, performing in over 40 cities across the United States and Canada.

For more information call Michelle Donelson Renda, Artistic Director of Hoboken Dance Academy at 201-963-2001 or email hobokendance@nullyahoo.com.

Junior Museum at The Newark Museum
The Newark Museum
49 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102-3176

Six one-week sessions, Monday, July 6 – Friday, August 14, 9 am – 4 pm

WEEK ONE: July 6–10
WEEK TWO: July 13–17
WEEK THREE: July 20–24
WEEK FOUR: July 27–31
WEEK FIVE: August 3–7
WEEK SIX: August 10–14

Spend the summer at the Newark Museum’s Camp Junior Museum, an innovative six-week experience that weaves exciting connections among the arts, culture nature and science. Each day’s schedule includes studio art, summer games, creative expression and visits to one or more of the Museum’s 80 galleries.

During our six-week sessions campers will have the opportunity to participate in at least three sessions per week of each activity, developing skills in our studios and labs. Classes are from any of our four course areas: Creative Studio Arts, Expressive Arts, Environmental Science and Engineering and Athletics. Each age group participates in four classes per day—two before lunch with a break, and two following lunch with a break and snack.

Groups are divided according to age as follows:
3 & 4 year olds, 5 & 6 year olds, 7 & 8 year olds, 9 & 10 year olds
11-13 year olds, 14 & 15 year olds, 16 & 17 year olds.

Enrollment is limited to 15 children per group to ensure campers receive lots of personal attention.

Activities are age-appropriate and may include digital photography, sculpture, ceramics, drawing, painting, fiber art, architecture and housing development, theater, African dance and drumming, glass working, yoga, gross-ology, fractal geometry of nature, kitchen science, the science and art of Hula-Hooping. All campers will enjoy outdoor activities in the Museum’s sculpture garden (weather permitting) as well as indoor performances, concerts, films and planetarium shows. Parents and guardians must provide daily lunch and snacks.

Non-Newark residents:
Non-Members: $165 per child, per week
Members: $155 per child per week

Premier Soccer Shop School of Excellence NEW 2009
157 First Street, Hoboken

SUMMER SOCCER SCHOOLS – Monday – Thursday (29th June – 2nd July) at Sinatra Field – 410 Sinatra Drive, Hoboken

Premier Soccer School of Excellence is committed to capturing the imagination of kids, youth, and young adults through the fun nature of soccer. We set objectives and targets in a fun way, and reward achievement for kids of all ages and ability. We provide parents with tangible feedback so that they can measure your child’s development, and join in the soccer fun. Premier Soccer Shop School of Excellence has a proven curriculum that will provide your child the opportunity to learn new techniques and skills to improve their overall ability. All Coaches are qualified (UK, European, Latin American, or USA licenses) and will have passed thorough background checks. Coaches are specially selected by Premier Soccer School of Excellence for there qualifications, attitude, and positive outlook. All programs are insured.

4 & 5 Years Old – 9:00am- 10:30am – (Includes FREE Umbro ball and Camp T-Shirt, 25% discount Coupon on all kids apparel and footwear at The Premier Soccer Shop)

6 & & Years Old – 9:00am – 12:00pm – (Includes FREE Umbro ball and Camp T-Shirt, 25% discount Coupon on all kids apparel and footwear at The Premier Soccer Shop)

7 & 8 Years Old – 9:00am – 12:00pm – (Includes FREE Umbro ball and Camp T-Shirt, 25% discount Coupon on all kids apparel and footwear at The Premier Soccer Shop)

9 & 10 Years Old – 9:00am – 12:00pm – (Includes FREE Umbro ball and Camp T-Shirt, 25% discount Coupon on all kids apparel and footwear at The Premier Soccer Shop)

Private Lessons also available for all age groups (including High School & College bound players)

To register please go to www.premsoccershop.com or call us at 201-533-8900 or e-mail at info@nullpremsoccershop.com.

RUTGERS- Summer Reading Program
Classes offered in Jersey City and Palisades Park
1-800-978-9596 or reading.rutgers.edu

For an enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits, we recommend one of our eight different reading skills programs taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development.

For information, or to enroll online, please select an age group below:

* 4-Year-Olds and Entering Kindergarteners
* Entering 1st Graders
* Entering 2nd Graders
* Entering 3rd Graders
* Entering 4th or 5th Graders
* Entering 6th, 7th, or 8th Graders
* Entering 9th, 10th, or 11th Graders
* Adults, College Students, or Entering 12th Graders

To speak with a program coordinator, or enroll by phone, call (800) 964-8888 Mon.-Thurs. 8am-10pm, Fri. 8am-9pm and Sat. 10am-4pm.

Programs are offered by Rutgers University Division of Continuous Education and Outreach, and taught by the Institute of Reading Development.

TADA! Youth Theater
15 West 28th Street, NY, NY 10001
Between Broadway and 5th
Phone: 212. 252.1619

(My daughter attended two of these one-week camps last summer. Each week is a different theme, and you sign up for these by the week, making it great for some of those fill-in weeks between other camp programs and vacation, etc. It is conveniently located only a few block from the 33rd street PATH station. -SW)

Create and perform a unique mini-musical in just five days! Professional theater artists direct scenes and musical numbers from TADA!s original musicals and Broadway shows. Each week features a unique theme, different teachers and new musical numbers.

TADA! Youth Theater provides young people of different backgrounds the opportunity to explore and perform theater together in an educational, supportive and professional environment, while developing self-esteem, teamwork, and positive communication skills.

Since it’s founding in 1984, TADA! has been a leading producer of professional-quality musical theater performed by its unique ensemble company of NYC kids ages 8-18, as well as renowned Arts Education programs.

Brookside Day Camp
The Montclair Kimberley Academy
224 Orange Road, Montclair, NJ 07042
Director Lance Ramer (973) 783-6438 or lramer@nullmka.org.

June 29 – August 14 for Ages 4-11 (Entering Pre-K-5th grade)

Upcoming Tours:
Wednesday, May 6th @ 3:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 16th @ 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 19th @ 3:30 p.m.

• Weekly registration
• Low camper-counselor ratio
• Extended a.m. and p.m. hours
• Nutritional lunch option
• Air-conditioned rooms
• Door to door mini bus transportation available for surrounding areas
• Major credit cards accepted
• Daily swim instruction in our outdoor on-site pool
• Arts and crafts
• Nature studies
• Cooking
• Sports and games
• Theme Weeks

DISCLAIMER: The HFA website contains listings from various classes, activities and vendors that should not be considered recommendations. All information is deemed accurate, but is subject to change. HFA assumes no liability for posting information. Families are encouraged to do their due diligence before engaging an entertainer or signing up for an activity.